When things get tough, I use to switch to my warrior mode: I imagine myself like an ancient warrior and see every problem like a death-match requiring all my strength, courage and stoicism. Every setback is a strike that I must endure. Every obstacle is a test of my will. Every pain is just a mean to harden my soul. In this mode, the harder it becomes the stronger I feel.
Last days have been hard for me. As anybody, when threats, bad news, and difficulties add up, my inner joy and energy tends to vanish. When this state of mind, lasts it can even lead to depression. And even if I didn't reach that point, I must honestly admit that I was no more the optimistic, energetic man I like to be. I spent too much time in this mood, that's why I'd like to share what I did to recover, hoping that it will speed up your recovery.
In this post, I won't detail why I choose to wake up early. It's all about improving my productivity and achieving my goals. Rather, I'd like to give you some feedback about those 3 weeks I've tried wake up earlier. The plan I usually wake at 7h15, except during the weekend, when I switch off my smartphone clock and wake up by myself at around 9h. I choose to set my alarm at 6h30 and to use the time gained to follow a simple routine :